glass bubble magnets

Glass magnets cost pennies to create – and they make adorable DIY wedding favors.

When I found out that you could make these with the plain ol’ flat bottomed clear glass gems that you can find at the dollar store, I got really excited. I had three bags of these babies sitting around. I had no idea what I was going to do with them – that is until I discovered glass magnets! I also happen to have heaps of vintage kids books in my art room, so I had no problem finding cute illustrations to use. If you don’t have any vintage children’s books, you can use just about any type of paper with an image or pattern that you like. I’ve seen some beautiful glass magnets made with origami paper and scrapbooking paper.

Here’s the lowdown on what you need for DIY glass magnets:

Punch desired illustration.

bubble magnets

glass magnets

Use Mod Podge to glue your punch-out onto the flat side of your clear glass gem. Once glued, add some Mod Podge to the back as well.

glass magnetsIf you are using thin paper, punch out a plain piece of white paper and glue on top of illustration. That way you won’t be able to see the magnet through the glass. Use E6000 Multi-purpose Adhesive
to glue magnet to the back of the glass gem. (I used a toothpick to spread the glue.)

glass magnetsLet glass magnets dry overnight before packaging as wedding favors.

glass bubble magnets

bubble magnets

Here they are in action:

diy magnets

Come back tomorrow for packaging ideas!